Remembrance Day Open 2022

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November 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – November 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Adults (age 18 and over): $40, Seniors (age 65 and over): $35, Juniors (under age 18): $35

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*** YOU MUST email Ken Cashin if you intend to play in this tournament: ***

The tournament will follow Government of Nova Scotia Guidelines re COVID-19. It will also follow the COVID-19 protocols of its host, Mount Saint Vincent University, which can be viewed here.

Also note that payments for the tournament entry fee must be made in cash (only). Likewise, if you purchase or renew a CFC membership on site at the tournament, that payment must also be in cash (only).

Note, however that you can pay your CFC membership online at:

Registration process:

  1. Send an email message to Ken Cashin to tell him that you intend to play. This is the “pre-registration” step.
  2. Purchase or renew your Chess Federation of Canada membership. You can do that online, here. Or, you could pay Ken Cashin for it onsite on the first day of the tournament (cash only).
  3. Pay the tournament entry fee. This you pay to Ken Cashin onsite at the tournament (cash only). This is considered to be the final “registration” step.


Date: November 25-27, 2022

Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, N.S., ROSARIA STUDENT CENTRE, Don MacNeil Room (# 401).

Contact: Ken Cashin

Type: Five round Swiss.

Registration: Friday, November 25th, onsite, 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  

*** In order to be paired for the tournament, you must show up at least 30 minutes before your first game so that Ken can confirm that you are onsite and able to play ***    



Rd 1: Friday, November 25th, 6 p.m.

Rd 2: Saturday, November 26th, 10 a.m.

Rd 3: Saturday, November 26th, 4:30 p.m.

Rd 4: Sunday, November 27th, 9 a.m.

Rd 5: Sunday, November 27th, 3:30 p.m.


Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded, based on the number of entrants.


Time control: Game in 2 hours, with 30-second increments starting at move one.

Note that, as has been our custom, accelerated pairings will be used for the first two rounds when numbers warrant.

Tournament Entry Fee:

Adults (age 18 and over): $40

Seniors (age 65 and over): $35

Juniors (under age 18): $35

Byes: Up to two (2) half-point byes are available, but must be requested to the tournament director before the tournament begins, i.e., either before or at the time of registration.

*** Note: Bye points gained in the last round do not count towards tournament prize eligibility. ***

Forfeits: Players are required to play all five rounds unless they have declared byes beforehand, as indicated above. Unless they have declared a bye for a particular round, as indicated above, players who do not show up for a game will be forfeited for that game, i.e., they will earn a score of zero for the game and their opponent will earn a score of one point for the game.

Also, a player is expected to show up on time for the start of the round, as a courtesy to their opponent. If a player does not show up within an hour after a game starts, the player will be forfeited for that round, i.e., they will earn a score of zero for the game and their opponent will earn a score of one point for the game.

Forced byes: In rounds where there is an uneven number of players, a full-point, forced bye will be given to one player, as determined by the pairing software.  

*** Note: In addition to paying the tournament entry fee stated above, to participate in the tournament a payer must be a member of the Chess Federation of Canada (CFC). The membership can be purchased online on the CFC site before the tournament, or can be paid to the tournament director onsite at time of registration.

*** Note: This tournament is subject to the Chess Nova Scotia Fair Play and Electronic Device Policy.

Updated November 25th, 10:30 a.m.


Confirmed Participants: (36)

2086 – Jerjis Kapra NS

2013 – Glenn Charlton NS (rd 1 bye)

2010 – Chris Felix NS

1944 – Sam Heran-Boily NS

1861 – David Kenney NS (rd 2 bye)

1842 – Calix Marchand NS

1818 – Donald MacLean NS

1815 – Paulo Ferreira NS (byes in rds 2 and 4)

1741 – Ken Cashin NS

1694 – Ryan Memet NS

1670 – Conrad MacNeil NS (rd 1 bye)

1656 – Ray Cooke NS (byes in rds 3 and 5)

1643 – David Bardsley NS

1636 – Madoc Sullivan NS

1618 – Bruce Fleury NS

1600 estimated – Emma Norovsambuu NS

1595 – Joshua Harmon NS  (rd 4 bye)

1574 – Wael Al-Gashm NS (byes in rds 4 and 5)

1571 – Eric Newman NS

1565 – Adric McGrady NS

1536 – Aidan Roy NS

1534 – Jarett Gabriel NS

1526 – Josh MacRitchie NS

1473 – Alex Sanford NS (rd 1 bye)

1411 – Andrew Mayo NS

1393 – Ryan Weir NS

1291 – Aden Yip NS (rd 2 bye)

1272 – Skye Cross NS

1254 – Justin Cull NS (rd 2 bye)

1084 – Jacky Irwin NS

UNR – Adam Thimot NS (rd 3 bye)

UNR – Brayden Robinson NS

UNR – Mehar Singh NS

UNR – Yury Shulga NS

UNR – Tris Winfield NS

UNR – Jordan Winfield NS (rd 2 bye)


Probable Participants:






Maybe Participants

1856 – Brian McKay NS







Affordable hotels nearby:

Wedgewood Hotel, Bedford Highway (near MSVU)

Howard Johnson/The Bluenose Inn & Suites, Bedford Highway (near MSVU)

Comfort Inn, Bedford Highway (near MSVU)

Chebucto Inn, Lady Hammond Road (between MSVU and SMU)

Robie’s End, (B&B, very close to SMU)


And a little more upscale…

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax – Bedford, 980 Parkland Drive (near MSVU)

Chateau Bedford Trademark Collection by Wyndham, 133 Kearney Lake Road (near MSVU)

Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street (closer to SMU)

Atlantica Hotel Halifax, 1980 Robie Street (closer to SMU)


*** Note: If you are looking for a roommate to share hotel and/or travel costs with for the Remembrance Day Open 2022 tournament, please contact:Ken Cashin to have your name and contact info posted on this site, here, for others to contact you. A list will be published below for people looking for roommates for the  tournament.


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